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|Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:44 pm Post subject: Helpmates Convention This Saturday 27th October
The HELPMATES Laurel and Hardy Convention - Chatham, Kent
There'll be double-trouble at the Helpmates' Convention - on 27 October 2007 - when we have not ONE set of Laurel & Hardy performers, but TWO. Yes in-diddly-deed, Conventioneeroes, we'll have "Stan and Rob" - look-alikes, with a good sprinkling of Comedy-Magic and Illusion thrown in; plus Bud and Steve - in the guise of the Boys from "Way Out West" and proficient in the art of "Dance along-a-Dinah." To avoid confusion on the day, Bud & Steve will be known as "Bert & Alf" - brothers of "Stan & Ollie."
The Film Show will reinforce the Theme of Day, with the showing of "Our Relations," "Twice Two," and "Brats" - three films in which, as you know, Laurel and Hardy played dual roles.
Although this is billed as a "Helpmates" Convention it is open to members of ALL Tents, Worldwide. At the last Convention we were joined by Grand Sheiks Bram Reijnhoudt, Roger Robinson; Peter Andrews, and Howard Parker, plus several members from other Tents. And this meeting looks like surpassing visitor numbers from other Tents, plus Helpmates themselves.
We gear our entertainment to suit both sexes and all ages - so don't be afraid to bring along your wives, partners and/or children (although we do ask that you supervise your children at all times). We can't announce all the attractions at this stage in time, but A.J. Marriot and I do have a few surprises lined up.
Tickets are already moving well, and the rooms we have in reserve are slowly but surely being filled. Several Sons have also booked the Friday night as well. This is a great time to socialise with your fellow Sons, as sometimes at Conventions there is so much going on that you barely get time to sit down for a chat.
There will be two film rooms running concurrently, from midday - till late, screening Laurel & Hardy films on the Big Screen in a variety of formats:- 8mm; 16mm film, and USA and UK Video and DVD.
Here are just 10 reasons why you should come:
1] Around 20 hours of Laurel & Hardy feature films, shorts, documentaries, cartoons, and tours footage for you to choose from.
2] A superb venue, with our own private Conference Rooms.
3] Two different Projection Rooms, so you can choose exactly what you wish to see.
4] A superb Sales Room, with a vast range of Laurel & Hardy Merchandise.
5] A great Family atmosphere.
6] Film presentations by knowledgeable fans, with rare and/or previously unseen footage.
7] A chance to socialise in the lounge areas - meet old friends, and make new ones.
8] Stay in a superb hotel.
9] Enjoy top class food in the restaurant.
10] Be entertained by our Laurel & Hardy look-alikes.
all the details you need are here: http://www.laurelandhardy.org/octconvention.html
"Any bird can build a nest, but it isn't everyone who can lay an egg!"
Ross Owen, Grand Sheik,
Fra Diavolo Tent, Scotland